Dr. Caren Reaves

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Denton, TX
26 years experience female

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Denton, TX

Address

2805 S. Mayhill Rd, Denton, TX
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Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

168 Answers
135 Agrees
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: Weight lifting is generally fine in pregnancy. I would recommend decreasing the overall weight and increasing your repetitions to avoid strain.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: Yes! you may feel jittery or anxious but this will pass. Your baby will thank you for quitting!
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: It depends on the inhaler. Talk to your doc but don't stop any meds before talking to them. It is crucial to keep asthma well controlled in pregnancy.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: It is fine to continue many medications during pregnancy but there are always exceptions. Sometimes doses need to be adjusted during a pregnancy, or a... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Typically none: Hpv itself will not harm your pregnancy. If you have developed genital warts from hpv, they often grow rapidly during pregnancy and can potentially ca... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: While it is generally not recommended to start a new, rigorous exercise regimen during pregnancy, jogging is a safe choice provided you've been joggin... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: Arixtra is a pregnancy category b medication, meaning animal studies show no risk or adverse fetal effects. There may not be any controlled studies in... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) is a pregnancy category b drug, meaning generally safe in pregnancy. However, it is unsafe in breastfeeding.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
You will see blood: If you begin spotting you will see blood on your panties. Depending on what trimester you are in, spotting can mean many different things. Contact you... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: Not only good...Great! especially as pregnancy progresses and becomes more uncomfortable, swimming is a wonderful way to get exercise and take a load ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: While some antibiotics are not safe in pregnancy, you can be assured your OB would not prescribe unsafe antibiotics during your pregnancy. It's import... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Talk: The best way is to talk. Many moms fear that their partner will not find them sexy (often the opposite is true!) or partners fear they will harm the b... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: Many women are fearful they will tear out any stitches with a bowel movement after delivery. It won't happen, but taking stool softeners to keep your ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Possible: It's unlikely if you haven't missed a shot, but it is possible. Take a home pregnancy test to be sure.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Many possibilities: There are so many reasons a couple can't conceive. 40% of the time we will find a female reason, 40% of the time we will find a male reason, and 20% o... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Sex: Most people get pregnant without problem with only one tube and ovary. Because you've had an ectopic you are at risk for another. Be sure to see your ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: You have a 2 week window to get your next shot and keep your contraceptive benefit. If you've missed your window for your shot you are not protected a... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Pregnancy test: The only way to know is to take a pregnancy test.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Approx 28 days later: No way to know for sure. Most women cycle every 26-30 days but the best predictor of your next period is your own personal history of how often you've... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
No: Nothing is 100% but if you are using all these mehods i would say your chances of becoming pregnant are very, very slim.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Possible: Possible but unlikely. My question to you is why go through such a difficult decision of abortion only to TUR around and have unprotected sex? Please ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Not a cause: Starting birth control doesn't cause a yeast infection. Try an over the counter treatment if you have the symptoms of a yeast infection. If it doesn't... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Possible early labor: This could be simply discomforts of pregnancy, early labor, or possibly something more worrisome. Impossible to tell without more info and a clinical... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Fluids?: It is most critical to remain hydrated. If you can't keep fluids down, you probably need to call your provider. Sometimes anti-nausea meds can help yo... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Possibly: It depends on why you needed IUI or ivf to begin with. There are many couples who had to use assisted reproduction for one baby and then conceived nat... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: The only way to know for certain is to take a pregnancy test. A store bought test is fine.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Not if tested: If you we're diagnosed from a chlamydia test collected by your doc, then no. The chlamydia test actually tests for the chlamydia genetic material so i... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
No: Most people only have a 25% chance of conceiving any given month. Give it more time and see your doc if no pregnancy in next 9-12 months. 95% of peopl... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Within 5 days: They are accurate to within 5 days.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Possible: It could be multiples, it could be you're farther along than you think, or it could be that you're just showing earlier because your abdominal muscles... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
April-May: Hard to say for sure. If you had a sono in first trimester, it is accurate at setting a due date within about 5 days. If you are given a due date base... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Depends: The "best" treatment depends on many things. Do they bother you? Are you done having kids? Are they growing rapidly? You definitely need to discuss op... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: The changes you describe are very normal and will usually go away a few months after delivery.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
No: It is not normal to have spotting after a hysterectomy if your cervix was removed. Please seek evaluation by a provider.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
No: As long as they saw a heartbeat, that means you are really 6 weeks along and need to use that due date. Congrats!
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Depends: It may not be a yeast infection after all. If symptoms continue please see your provider.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Nova sure: As soon as you feel well enough! there are essentially no activity restrictions after an uncomplicated novasure. Good luck!
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Ablation: Anyone with heavy or painful periods who does not want the possibility of future children is a good candidate. It's important to understand you could ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Possible: An ablation results in no periods about 30-40% of the time. Most women do still have light to normal periods after an ablation. Many women will have a... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Vaginal infection: You may have a vaginal infection called BV or std calltrichomoniasis. Both require a visit to a provider to evaluate and treat. Douching is never re... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Herpes virus: The herpes virus causes cold sores and outbreaks often happen during times of stress to you body, like your period. You can prevent them by trying to... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Only if cooked: Raw sushi can contain parasites or bacteria that can make you sick. When pregnant, your immune system is challenged and sometimes can't fight off infe... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
C/S: There are very, very few reasons a c/s could not be done. Most of these would be related to the mom being in some type of medical or traumatic situati... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Go to L&D: Pee is never green! what you are experiencing is very likely the breaking of your water and the green color is an indication the baby may have pooped ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Possibly: Partial hysterectomy, or supracervical hysterectomy, refers to the removal of the uterus but leaving the cervix. Because the cervix can have some end... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes!: That is definitely on the large side for an implant.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Rec: one day: They are all similarly effective and generic is fine. Since you're so close to delivery i recommend a one day treatment. Congrats in advance on your b... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Depends: Can be a side effect to some medications or sometimes an indication of a problem with the pituitary gland. Your doctor will need to check some bloodwo... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: Possible but not probable. A lot depends on whether you've have babies or other risk factors. If you feel something protruding to the vaginal opening... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes! Yes! Yes!: Even with large fibroids in the lower segment, most people can have some form of minimally invasive hysterectomy such as a davinci robotically assiste... Read More
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Dr. Caren Reaves is a kind, caring person and an excellent physician. I would trust her to take care of my own family.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Reaves is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Reaves is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I did as you advised & they discovered a MASSIVE abdominal abscess containing MRSA. Required abdominal port & antibiotics for 3 months!
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Thank you very much how would you switch over to another birth control do you take it the same Sunday you get it
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I had this done and had an odor.Turned out, was BV and yeast infection

Education & Training

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University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, TX
Graduated 1997MD

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